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International Trade: Comparison of U.S. and European Union Preference Programs
GAO-01-647: Published: Jun 8, 2001. Publicly Released: Jun 8, 2001.
Both the United States and the European Union (EU) began providing trade preferences to eligible developing countries in the early 1970s. These trade preferences, which reduced tariffs and product quotas, are "nonreciprocal," meaning that beneficiaries need not reciprocate with lower tariffs for donor export countries. This report discusses (1) the volume of U.S. and EU nonreciprocal preferential...
Vietnam Economic Data: Assessment of Availability and Quality
NSIAD-99-109: Published: Jun 1, 1999. Publicly Released: Jun 1, 1999.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the economy of Vietnam, focusing on the availability, transparency, and quality of published economic and trade data on Vietnam.GAO noted that: (1) Vietnam has released data on a number of key economic indicators such as the gross domestic product (GDP), imports and exports, foreign investments, and growth rates; (2) however, it has...
Trade Liberalization: Western Hemisphere Trade Issues Confronting the United States
NSIAD-97-119: Published: Jul 21, 1997. Publicly Released: Jul 21, 1997.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on efforts to liberalize trade among the countries of the Western Hemisphere, focusing on: (1) the principal existing subregional trade arrangements in the Western Hemisphere; (2) the current status of Free Trade Area of the Americas (FTAA) discussions; and (3) certain recent developments in regional trade liberalization outside the FTA...
Food Security: Preparations for the 1996 World Food Summit
NSIAD-97-44: Published: Nov 7, 1996. Publicly Released: Nov 7, 1996.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed U.S. preparations for the 1996 World Food Summit, focusing on: (1) the origin, purpose, and financing of the summit; (2) the process used by member countries of the United Nations Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO) to prepare and negotiate a policy declaration and plan of action for approval by world leaders or their representatives; (3) the...